Thursday, May 31, 2012

He Said It

"The Democratic Party promises groups of people everything, They want the Hispanic vote, they want Hispanics to be dependent on government, just like they got African Americans dependent on government. That's their game." – Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL), during a recent speech in Schaumberg, IL.

I don’t want either Democrats or Republicans to make me dependent on government. I want them to create jobs, and not just the entry-level paying ones that continue to create a deeper chasm between the haves and have nots. I want them to help create ones that pay more so we once again have a thriving middle class.

And what about Joe Walsh’s kids? Since he still hasn’t paid his child support, how are his kids getting by?

Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Obama Administration Stirs Up A Hornet's Nest In Declaration That The President Supports Gay Marriage

This is a picture that I put up on my facebook page about 6 months ago.  It is what I believe.  I have gay and lesbian friends.  And it doesn’t seem right to me that something that I believe is genetically decided should be the cause of them not being married.  Well, apparently the North Carolina Constitutional Amendment passing by 20 points has prodded President Obama to publicly support gay marriage.  And that is fine by me.  He needs to come out and tell the public what he believes.  And if the people that don’t believe that gay marriage should be legal because of religious views, then they can criticize all they want, but I don’t see them clamoring to follow the laws set out in the bible.  So that argument seems a little hypocritical to me.  Anyways, here is the transcript for President Obama’s proclamation that he supports gay marriage:

“I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married,” he told ABC.

This announcement is a game-changing event in the election of 2012.  Will it hurt or help?  Only time will tell.  But there is one fact that you cannot deny.  Gay marriage is becoming more accepted in America and that at some point in the future, Gay marriage will become the law of the land.  It might not be the next 10 or 20 years, but I would predict within the next 40 years, the anti-gay marriage laws and constitutional amendments passed by many states will become null and void because of Federal statues that say that two people, no matter what sex they are have the right to marry.  And at some point in the future, our descendents will look back at the fights around gay marriage and say that we have evolved and are happy that such backward thinking isn’t around anymore.  Sort of like us and slavery.  Anyways, the next 6 months should be more interesting just because of this announcement.

Cross-posted at An Angry Dakota Democrat

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

But They’re Just Like Us, Right?

Do you have $990? I don’t need it but if I want to keep up with middle class people like Ann & Mitt Romney I need to buy a $990 Reed Krakoff Audubon silk t-shirt or it’s equivalent.

I don’t care if the t-shirt was donated to the Romney campaign or if Ann actually bought it. I find it insulting when a candidate tries to identify with the middle class and then wears a t-shirt that costs almost as much as my rent.

But don’t blame the Romneys for their latest faux pas. They’re just middle class people like us, right? [/sarcasm]